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Climate change could make flying worse

Oh goodie, more delays, just what we need more of.

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Climate change could make flying even more hellish

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Rising temperatures mean more weight restrictions — which might mean more bumped passengers.
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It’s time to save the internet — again

Excellent article from Nilay Patel at The Verge outlines the current state of internet access and explains why the Trump appointed new heads of the FCC wish to do away with net neutrality rules.

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It’s time to save the internet — again

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Why does this keep happening?
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Obama on Healthcare Debate

Well stated as usual

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Barack Obama

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"The Senate bill, unveiled today, is not a health care bill. It’s a massive transfer of wealth from middle-class and poor families to the richest people in America. It hands enormous tax cuts to the rich and to the drug and insurance industries, paid for by cutting health care for everybody else.

Those with private insurance will experience higher premiums and higher deductibles, with lower tax credits to help working families cover the costs, even as their plans might no longer cover pregnancy, mental health care, or expensive prescriptions. Discrimination based on pre-existing conditions could become the norm again. Millions of families will lose coverage entirely. Simply put, if there’s a chance you might get sick, get old, or start a family – this bill will do you harm."
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Flying Car Prototype

Very Cool

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NY Times

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Kitty Hawk, a Silicon Valley company backed by Larry Page, a Google founder, began testing a prototype over a lake in Northern California.

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Trump promotes coal, others turn to sun

2 lumps of coal for you this Christmas.

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While Trump promotes coal, other countries are turning to cheap sun power

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Nations such as Chile, which aspires to be the “solar Saudi Arabia,” are leading the switch.
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Members of Congress sold us out

Shameful

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The 265 members of Congress who sold you out to ISPs, and how much it cost to buy them

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Republicans in Congress just voted to reverse a landmark FCC privacy rule that opens the door for ISPs to sell customer data. Lawmakers provided no credible reason for this being in the interest of...
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CBO: ACA’s Repeal Could Raise Costs

According to the CBO, "repealing major provisions of the Affordable Care Act, while leaving other parts in place, would cost 18 million people their insurance in the first year and could increase the number of uninsured Americans by 32 million in 10 years, while causing insurance premiums to double over that time."

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Health Law’s Repeal Could Raise Costs and Number of Uninsured, New Report Says

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The Congressional Budget Office said 18 million would lose their insurance in the first year, with that number and costs rising over 10 years.
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‘On the Waterfront’ Endures

My late father worked as a longshoreman on the New York waterfronts and piers for many years from the 1950s through the 1970s. He had a strong back as it was all done by hand with hooks and brawn. Now it's all mechanized with cranes and fork lifts.

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Along New York Harbor, ‘On the Waterfront’ Endures

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Much has changed since the days when mobsters controlled the waterfront, but investigators say organized crime still has a presence there.


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Net Neutrality Upheld by Court

Common Sense Prevails

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Net Neutrality Rules Upheld by Federal Court

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An appeals court panel affirmed the Federal Communications Commission’s rules, including the definition of high-speed internet providers as utilities.
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Lack of Diversity in Tech Industry

Very few Latinos in the hiring process for tech firms.

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Why the Right Degree Is Not Leading More Blacks and Hispanics Into Tech

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There are many more black and Hispanic students majoring in computer science and engineering than work in tech jobs. So why aren’t they being hired?
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